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COLLECT(ING)

DESCRIPTION

"Collect(ing/ion)", as the name implies, is a project about the habit of collecting, in particular about the habit of collecting souvenirs. Stones are commonly regarded as a very popular souvenir and can be found nearly at every place of the earth. Besides being omnipresent there also is an intrinsic time aspect to them. Stones collect memories.

I created an archive system that documents the found objects in their outter appearance and the corresponding memories and association it evokes. It is comparable with the way a collector documents his found objects. The interplay of the aesthetics, memories and associations then was used as the basis for a textile collection that gathers all these aspects in a subtle way and translates it into a set of simple designs.